Fantastic (2016)

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A cheerful-but-weighty romance story between Lee So Hye, a popular TV drama series writer who has only 6 months left to live and Ryu Hae Seong, a popular actor, but he is not good at acting.

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Oct 27, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Fantastic.. Fantastic as the title I could start describing this drama...

Yes, maybe isn't a masterpiece, and yes, a common drama but wow! this made me smile, cry and want to hug many of these characters... but where I should start? Maybe in dramas like these instead of 16 episodes I could do only 12 or 14, yeah, the plot always lost a bit of that strength in the middle, but in read more this drama I almost (yeah, hardly to find the perfect drama) didn't notice because I wanted to know as every character could have their endings.

Fantastic show a reality in thousand and thousand of people in this planet fighting against a disease, and here every character has a way to show the different ways to struggle in these diseases, and I think that's the beauty in this drama. To feel as everyone near to the main lead is living this type of situation.

I think every actor and actress was perfect to every character, and personally, Joo sang wook and Kim Hyun-Joo did a pretty interpretation as leads on this drama. (Pchhh, I don't wanna to sound biased, but if you like Jisoo, well be ready yourself.)

Okay, I don't wanna be extra boring telling you my review, but if you are searching romance, you have it! Drama? Well,,, is dramaland. Sometimes you will want to cross the screen and punch some faces too, but I think that's something good haha.

Don't be scared by the theme of this drama, I usually run of this type of dramas but I don't regret giving to this a chance. I promise you will end with a smile in your face! or at least I hope so!!

Lighty drama with a good combination of comedy, drama, and love.
Have a good time, and a big hug to all these out there who are struggling with some disease or problem! Good vibes always :D
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Jan 1, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Fantastic was surprising for me. It made a person feel hopeful even as each character was going through hard times. I felt like it was a character driven story. I like the women's camaraderie and how they support each other. The writer made me happy by writing the men as faithful and loving men who stuck by the women they love through everything. The writer also gave meaning to the different close read more relationships and show love comes in a variety of ways. I also like that the jerks get mostly what they deserve. I think there were times when ithe story was a little over the top and the characters were too self sacrificing. Over all though the story is well written and paced. I

I always remember Kim Hyun Joo as BOF's Joon Pyo's noona. I haven't watched any of her drama's since then. I thought she was great as Lee So Hye because that is a hard part to play. The strength, vulnerabiity, and the emotions that the she had to put into playing the character must have been draining. Joo Sang Wook is a hit or a miss for me. This time he was mostly a hit as Ryu Hae Seong. I'm a total Park Shi Yeon fan. She is so versatile. I have hated her in a drama and I loved her as Baek Sul. She is just trying to find her way to happiness. Ji Soo was just to adorable and totally strong man as Kim Sang Wook. I have seen Kim Tae Hoon in a lot of dramas and I think that even though he isn't the male lead, he plays Dr. Hong Joon Ki like he is the male lead and I enjoyed every minute of it. The other actors are good too.

The music is ok.

I will never rewatch this.

Warning: It is about cancer patients. My mom passed from cancer, but I was ok watching this. However, it could be hard for people to watch.

I liked this drama, but I don't necessarily recommend it.
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The way the male lead talks and thinks about the female lead reminds me so much of The Greatest Love. Both dramas have hilarious male leads.
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    Jesa 29 days ago

    this drama really lives up to it's name

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    MrBanana Mar 21, 2017

    Why so low rating?

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    JustynaP Feb 3, 2017
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    Amiri Dec 30, 2016 - edited

    great drama with great actors, especially Kim Hyun Joo & Joo Sang Wook.

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    Lili Dec 26, 2016 - edited

    Will ji soo oppa get the girl or would I have another major heartbreaking second lead syndrome?

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      Wanderingjinny Feb 13, 2017

      I realize you asked this over a month ago,and may not have been looking for an actual answer but just in case anyone is genuinely wondering, Ji Soo isn't part of the main love triangle. He's a tertiary lead with his own love line, so no worries there.

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      Lili Feb 13, 2017

      I was sort of indeed looking for an answer lol
      Tks for clearing this out for me :)

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    NWCDH Nov 17, 2016

    Fantastic Drama

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    makeuptemple Nov 7, 2016

    Not even worth watching even for Jo Sang Wook..

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    XingBack Oct 29, 2016 - edited

    I'm really glad this had a happy ending...

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    questdenied Oct 26, 2016

    This drama is so beautiful. One of the best.

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    Gintoki Oct 26, 2016 - edited

    SO, Happy or Sad ending ?

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    bmore Oct 24, 2016

    Just a lovely drama. Full of sweetness and the cutest, most adorably depicted love affair I think I have ever seen in kdrama. Joo Sang Wook was spot on in his character and this, for me, is his best performance ever. He is so lovely to look at, but I had to laugh at the description of foot actor, because he has always been not a very good actor to me. The only other one of his dramas I liked him in was Cunning Single Lady. He needs to stick to rom com...he was absolutely terrific in this.

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    Banada6 Oct 24, 2016

    This drama is really nice drama even it's about cancer but for me it's breath of freash air , the reason to live, how to change your life when you know you're about to die it's really a good drama totally recommend it

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    sunflower63 Oct 24, 2016 - edited

    This was a very particular drama as it had the romcom feel to it even though dealing with a very tough theme like cancer. In fact in the second half the lightheartedness of the beginning started to diminish although the writers managed to keep a warm positive feeling up until the end.
    I have to say that I am always weary of dramas that deal with such important illnesses as I fear that they are never too realistic however luckily here they dealt with the subject in a proper way leaving the viewers with optimistic and hopeful vibes.
    The side story was also interesting and it was obviously planned to help keeping the drama on a lighter tone. It was a pleasant experience although I don't think I would watch it again.

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    Rida Oct 23, 2016

    Loved it. a nice melodrama with bitter sweet moments. My fav character was Hong Joon ki. each character was admirable even the side characters had their own space to fit in the show :)

    Nice watch !!

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    CatoCat Oct 23, 2016 - edited

    I just watched episode 16 and happiness all around. FantastiC is a must watch.

    A proper drama where all cliches are done properly. FantastiC has the best Main and Side

    characters. It is like all good and original characters joined FantastiC.

    Bromance + Sismance + friendships + relationships - Everything. FantastiC is LIFE.

    Enjoy FantastiC because FantastiC is a romance drama done right and full of heart.


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    South Korea
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    Sep 2, 2016 to Oct 22, 2016
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    Friday, Saturday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 888 users)
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